Every device that is connected to the Internet has a unique identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes personal computers, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of addresses, that was introduced initially, is already distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are steadily getting replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens a site has an IP record, which is the address of the server where it is hosted. With the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of 4 groups of numbers from 1 to 255 separated with a dot, while in the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of eight sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format supports a substantially greater amount of IPs than the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Shared Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain address or a subdomain you have inside a shared hosting account on our end for any third-party service and you need to create an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks to do this using our amazing, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP. Once you navigate to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a small pop-up will appear. This is the spot where you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain address or subdomain and the type of record via drop-down menus and type in the IPv6 address, that’s the actual record. If you happen to have zero experience with such matters, you'll not have any problems as Hepsia is extremely user-friendly and the new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, so you can start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. If they demand it, you will also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, defining how long it's going to remain active in the global DNS system after you edit it or remove it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you've got a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you need to create an AAAA record for a domain you have hosted in it or a subdomain you have created, it is going to take you only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. Even when you have never had a hosting account before, you'll not experience any problems since you will use a very simple and easy-to-use interface. All DNS records for your domains are going to be listed in a section of the Control Panel with the same name, so as soon as you go there, you'll see all records which have been created automatically or manually and you'll be able to set up a new one by clicking on the corresponding button. A little pop-up will appear, so with just a couple of mouse clicks you can select the type of record you need and for which Internet domain or subdomain it'll be set up. After that, simply paste the IPv6 address inside a text box, save the change and one hour later the new AAAA record will be fully functioning. As an optional setting, you can select the time this record shall be functioning after you edit it or erase it in the future. This is actually the so-called TTL, or Time To Live value of the record, which you can modify from the standard 3600 seconds if the other service provider needs it.